April / May 2013 ~ No.12
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A Shining Light 
Kia ora <<First Name>>,

The light of the Aries full moon on 27th March signaled Easter and marked the first of three sequential full moon festivals - Easter, Wesak and Goodwill. They have been called the ‘Three Great Festivals of Invocation’ and are times when the potential for unity across humanity is greatly enhanced. One can consciously harness the powerful lunar energies of this time by working the corresponding First Light flower essences for the sign of each full moon.

On the Taurus (April 26th) full moon festival – 'Wesak', No.4 Marlborough Rock Daisy, No.5 Native Passionfruit and No.6 New Zealand Jasmine can be worked with very powerfully to assist things to manifest more fully into your life. 
Motivation and Confidence
To restore a sense of motivation and confidence this month, No.3 Cook Strait Groundsel is a particularly invigorating essence. This yellow-flowered shrub is an ‘Aries’ essence. It is well suited to April’s energy and is often found thriving under the hot sun in poor clay soils. It mirrors our own inner fire that sustains us through the many challenges in life. See our Plant Profile section for more information on this flower.

Our first workshop in Devonport brought a wonderful turnout of students, practitioners, elders and many who were attending a 
First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Workshop for the first time. We enjoyed a celebration with Tony who blew out the candles of his surprise birthday cake on the last day of the workshop.
We now have practitioner guidelines which are useful for anyone who has attended a workshop or successfully gained either a Certificate or Diploma of New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy. They can be downloaded through the First Light Flower Essences Student Forum which you can join via your account on facebook.

Medicine Woman Shamanic Apprenticeship is about to begin!
The first wave of students who enrolled in The Medicine Woman Healers Apprenticeship have completed their program. Congratulations to each and every one of the apprentices who have undertaken the Healers Apprenticeship and engaged in the age-old tradition of working with the mysteries of nature to learn, grow and develop at all levels of the being. The invitation now exists to move deeper into the mysteries by working with the 24 rites of passage of the Shaman and the First Light Flower Essences Shamanic Collection. The Medicine Woman Shamanic Apprenticeship begins 10th April 2013.

Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care©
The Medicine Woman store continues to grow and Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care© products are now available for purchase. They are a divinely inspired range of products crafted in partnership with nature. Their magic comes as a gift from the Patupaiarehe, fairy people of Aotearoa who ask humanity the question ‘do you need to weave a little magic into your life?’. See below for more information.

May magic continue to enter into your lives and the lives of people you work with.

With much aroha,

Franchelle Ofsoské-Wyber and Tony Wyber

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A Medicine Woman Healers Apprenticeship Experience ~
Overcoming Illness with Wheki - Andrina Eyles

"Respiratory illness has been with me since I was a small child and each year I am acutely aware of winter and my lungs. During the journey with No 88 Wheki, I was shown all of the aspects of me that were underdeveloped, bringing sickness. As I traveled through a serious influenza virus, I noticed an acute awareness occurring... that this virus did not affect my soul, or my connection to Spirit. I was able to see with clarity what was happening without becoming involved and entangled with it. The whole process was one of being re-calibrated and the old; flushed from my body. There was a point where I realized that I (my soul) needed to take control of what was happening, as I could feel the old sickness (lower mental) fighting to regain control. I spoke directly to Wheki and to my kaitiaki* guardians; I had heard and obeyed - 'Wheki', 'self-care', 'taking responsibility'. I could feel myself being surrounded by Wheki and my kaitiaki. Magically I began a very swift and full recovery."  

Andrina Eyles, April 2013

*Linking into the world of the kaitiaki - our sacred protectors and guardians, is a life changing process experienced by those undertaking the Medicine Woman Rite of the Six Moons© program.


A Medicine Woman Healers Apprenticeship Experience ~
Sensing Pain With Kiokio - Mary Lowe

blackbirdNo 93 Kiokio was initiating my Rite of Passage and led me to find a blackbird chirping forlornly beneath a tree on the reserve. I heard the call and, sensing it was ailing, sat close by and held out my hands to offer energy. She hopped eagerly forward and I saw that her face was void of feathers as suppurating wounds crusted her eyes and beak. She responded well to the energy and moved away, but I felt her sadness and her sorry state knowing further assistance was required. Later, upon returning to the reserve, First Light Post Trauma Recovery Essence© calmed the bird enough to enable her capture and placement in a box. On the walk home I reassured her, promising that her story would be told, her own heroes journey, and that by naming her Hercules she might embody that archetype and find the strength to overcome. Sadly she survived just a short while in a bird sanctuary – but perchance the posthumous examination and diagnosis will prevent other birds suffering a similar plight.
A wonderful initiation from Kiokio; a reminder to stay present and open, at all times, to whatever the Spirit directs and herewith, the promise fulfilled, her story is told.

Mary Lowe, April 2013


FLFENZ Flower workshop in Waikanae with Astrea Morgane (09/02/13)

FLFENZ Flower workshop in Christchurch with Patricia Stowell (16/02/13)

FLFENZ Flowers workshop in Hamilton with Gill Williamson (24/03/13)

FLFENZ Seeds workshop in Forest Hill with Lesley Lydford-King (16/02/13)

FLFENZ Trees workshop in Nelson with Ana Dorrington (17/03/13)

FLFENZ Trees workshop in Hasting with Ana Dorrington (10/03/13)

FLFENZ Flowers workshop in Devonport (24/03/13)

FLFENZ Flowers workshop in Japan (09/02/13)

Tony enjoyed his birthday in March. We celebrated his birthday at the FLFENZ Flowers workshop in Devonport on the Sunday. Everyone enjoyed a shared morning tea along with a piece of Tony's delicious chocolate cake.
Below on the left is Jodi Linder receiving her Diploma of New Zealand Native Flower Essence Therapy and on the right is Leanne Harper Lambert receiving her Medicine Woman Apprenticeship© Certificate in Healers Studies. Well done to you both!


Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care Released!
mistletoe creamClean, green, natural skin care is now available for purchase through the Medicine Woman website: Each Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care© product is a masterpiece from nature empowering you to work magic in your life.
These creams are founded on ancient knowledge and carefully crafted in partnership with nature’s genius, the native plants and flowers of New Zealand’s sacred forests and the stars above. Each Medicine Woman Plant Magic Skin Care© product is 100% botanical and made right here in New Zealand. They are free from parabens, mineral oils, artificial colors & fragrances.

Pure magic from the Patupaiarehe Fairy Folk of Aotearoa, your skin will love them!

Cyber School Expansion - Medicine Woman Centre for Shamanic Studies
The magical year begins with the New Moon in Aries on the 10th April and with it the Medicine Woman Apprenticeship© Certificate in Shamanic Studies. With this new beginning comes the introduction of some supportive changes and additional features to the Medicine Woman Cyber School as we reaffirm our ongoing commitment to provide and maintain a structure that supports a long-term stable framework within which learning can occur.

More options - staying connected
We are introducing new options to allow Medicine Woman travellers more choices and levels of participation including annual membership, course repeating, and the opportunity to register as an Elder and provide support to fellow students.

More written and visual resources
Material made available to all students is expanding with the opening of the Medicine Woman Cyber School Library. This will contain an ever growing collection of written and visual resources.

Dr Rangimarie Turuki Arikirangi Rose Pere
We have chosen to open our Cyber Library with video footage of Spiritual Patron and Guardian in Perpetuity Dr Rangimarie Turiki Arikirangi Rose Pere C.B.E. C.E.

Please go to the ABOUT section of the Cyber School for more details.

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March 2013 ~ Congratulations!
Jodi Linder (Auckland, NZ)  
-  Dip. NZNFE & Cert. NZNFE
Sandy Kilgour (Auckland, NZ)  
-  Cert. NZNFE
For more information about becoming a First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand® Registered Practitioner see certificate qualification criteria and diploma qualification criteria.
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No.3 Cook Strait Groundsel
No 3 Cook Strait Groundsel is the essence of inner confidence, self-assurance and self-possession. It empowers us to face everyday challenges and setbacks with ease and a steadfast refusal to admit defeat. This essence is the antidote to procrastination and low motivation. It gets us up off the couch ready to face the demands of life. Cook Strait Groundsel is there for us when we feel anxious and shy... Read More
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Fleas and Flea Management
I have spent some years dealing with the challenging issue of fleas on dogs and cats. Many skin irritations and inflammations are the result of flea bites. The life cycle of the flea can last anywhere from two months to two years. There are four stages - adult flea, egg, larvae and finally the pupal stage. Products on the market today may affect the first three stages, but I am unaware of anything which kills the... Read More
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Seasonal Attunement
How we use choose to channel our energy on a daily basis ultimately determines how much vitality and ‘get up and go’ we have. Just like nature, our bodies have their own natural cycles or seasons. Tuning into our own cycles and rhythms on a daily basis and throughout the year can greatly assist us in maintaining and sustaining our health and wellbeing. Nature demonstrates beautifully the different... Read More
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Nurturing the Creative Child
Creativity is one of our innate urges. It is part of the structure that assists us to imagine our own reality, and call to action through our own unique self expression what we want for our world. Childhood years offer the opportunity to enjoy the unfolding creative processes which accompany life. They are also the time to sow great seeds for a life where one knows how to create one’s own positive relationship with... Read More
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Upcoming Courses and Events for April and May 2013
Rite of the Six Moons©                                                                                  Enrol online
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship - Certificate in Healers Studies           Enrol online
Medicine Woman Apprenticeship - Certificate in Shamanic Studies       Enrol online 

                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
WAIKANAE - Astrea Morgane
   TREES NZNFE 105 & 106                                                                               
April 13-14 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                               May 11-12

   FORREST HILL - Lesley Lydford-King 
   PLANTS NZNFE 109 & 110                                                                             April 13-14  
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                                          May 25-26
   KAWAKA Wednesdays                                                    1st Wed of each month 7-9pm

   NEW PLYMOUTH - Laura Jane Bowers
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                               April 20-21

   HAMILTON - Gill Williamson 
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                                  May 4-5 

   TAURANGA - Lesley Lydford-King 
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                               May 11-12 

   HASTINGS - Ana Dorrington 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                               May 18-19
   LOWER HUTT - Astrea Morgane 
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                               May 25-26 


                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
   CHRISTCHURCH - Patricia Stowell
   FERNS NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                              April 13-14

   NELSON - Ana Dorrington 
   SEEDS NZNFE 107 & 108                                                                               May 11-12 


                                                                                                           Click on date to enrol
   JAPAN - Minako Hama
   TREES NZNFE 105 & 106                                                                              April 20-21
   FLOWERS NZNFE 101 & 102                                                                        April 28-29
   FERNS  NZNFE 103 & 104                                                                            May 18-19                                                      

For more information visit our website: www.nzfloweressences.co.nz
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